February 25, 2013
Gee Wiz, Raptors lose to Washington
By MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

Raptors' DeMar DeRozan gets fowled by the Wizards' Trevor Booker in Toronto last night. (Dave Thomas/QMI Agency)

In a week that could very well doom or strengthen what are some very slim playoff hopes for the Raptors, the Washington Wizards arrived in Toronto and threw a rather large wrench in the works.

The Raptors began the night four games out of a playoff spot and bursting with momentum after some pretty big road wins this month and a total of six victories in their past seven games.

It all came crashing to a halt, for now at least, courtesy of a Wizards team with nothing to lose that came into Toronto having won all of three games on the road all season but made it four with a 90-84 win.

Of course the Washington effort was aided by a Toronto team that played extremely loose with the basketball, turning it over 14 times, 12 of those coming in the first half when the game was at its worst, but more importantly showed very little of the timely and efficient scoring that has been a hallmark of this last little run of solid basketball by the Raps.

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